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  • I have worked my whole career while in a union

    9 10.98%
  • I belong to one currently

    15 18.29%
  • I have never and would never join one

    34 41.46%
  • I used to be in one but not now

    24 29.27%
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Thread: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
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    Nope, I'm not a libertarian. Do you have any more liberal fairy tales you want to share?
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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Nope. I put it in context. Justice Samuel Alito was talking about non-union workers having the same right to choose and express thier views on political and social issues without government interference. He was not saying that employees could work at the same job as union workers without joining a union if they want to.
    That is true. They pay for dues for services that benefit them, such as raises and things. If the non-member employee is benefiting, then I don't see why they would object to paying for that portion of dues. If you don't want to pay union dues, don't work for a unionized company.

    Since union membership is pretty low as of recent, I have a difficult time believing that people can't find employment at a business in ANY state that isn't unionized if they so wish.

    I really don't agree with that though. People should be able to opt out of the union if they want to, but they should NOT receive any of the benefits that the unionized employees receive. They should have to negotiate for themselves if that's how they feel.

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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That is true. They pay for dues for services that benefit them, such as raises and things. If the non-member employee is benefiting, then I don't see why they would object to paying for that portion of dues. If you don't want to pay union dues, don't work for a unionized company.

    Since union membership is pretty low as of recent, I have a difficult time believing that people can't find employment at a business in ANY state that isn't unionized if they so wish
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    I really don't agree with that though. People should be able to opt out of the union if they want to, but they should NOT receive any of the benefits that the unionized employees receive. They should have to negotiate for themselves if that's how they feel.
    It would be interesting. Unfortunately companies would not hire employees that they could not manipulate. Company management needs to learn how to motivate not intimidate people, how to negotiate contracts, how to remain competitive in the new market place and most importantly to take responsibility for their decision making process. Laying the economic slide we are in on the backs of the unions is a management cop out.

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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Your poll is lacking a tad. I've never been a unionized worker, but I wouldn't be totally opposed to joining one IF certain criteria was met.

    My father was a member of Teamsters for 35+ years and while there were times they'd piss him off by their actions, there were other times he was glad he was a member.
    My father was a member of one as well. Being in that atmosphere growing up is one reason why I would not belong to one now.

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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    My father was a member of one as well. Being in that atmosphere growing up is one reason why I would not belong to one now.
    my uncle spent nearly 40 years working as a "union buster" for a major chemical manufacturer. he was constantly getting death threats, having his home/car vandalized, etc.
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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    my uncle spent nearly 40 years working as a "union buster" for a major chemical manufacturer. he was constantly getting death threats, having his home/car vandalized, etc.
    Really, According to Christ here on this forum, unions are non violent.

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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Really, According to Christ here on this forum, unions are non violent.
    maybe some are, but i've never seen one
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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Really, According to Christ here on this forum, unions are non violent.
    And according to you all unions practice violence.

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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    And according to you all unions practice violence.
    Well. Does smashing private property and seizing other employees and holding them hostage count?

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    Re: How many here belong a union in the public or private sector? Why? or Why not?

    I did belong to one but got promoted out of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Well. Does smashing private property and seizing other employees and holding them hostage count?
    By that rule of thumb you're probably less violent if you belong to a union. I'm willing to wager the dirt poor and lower middle class commit more violent crimes than union members. And it's a good bet rich people do, too - they just do it by proxy.
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